Friday, June 04, 2010

A growing nursery

I was recently asked how I was doing up Little Planet's nursery. The straightforward answer? "Very simply." You see, neither M nor I particularly like themed rooms or specific colour palettes - all the walls in our house are white and we've added colour through accessories such as cushions, photos, books, rugs and ornaments.

Take Little Planet's bedroom, for example. The clean white palette is enlivened with splashes of colour from her wall art, pictures and spotty rug (the white chest next to her cot stores her toys) ...

... to her cream curtains with brightly printed illustrations of hot air balloons, rickshaws, yellow cabs, gondolas and red double decker buses (we store blankets and linens in her old moses basket on top of her wardrobe) ...

... to her bright beanbag chair and a few selected toys ...

... to her spotty changing mat on top of her chest of drawers and, of course, her colourful book display ...

It's a growing room that should be easy and quick to update as she gets older. More than anything, though, it's a calm, serene room in a quiet part of the house overlooking the back garden and all the trees. Little Planet steps onto her squishy cloth globe, peers out the window and looks at the trees, cats, birds, squirrels and foxes. It's such a peaceful room that I placed a chair in there for us adults to sit in and relax too!

2 comments:

scribblermom said...

Happy Birthday to dear lil Planet..

I love your reading your posts.

newmumontheblock said...

It looks perfect! I'm not a big fan of themes either, I think adding color the way you've done looks a lot less cloying than some of the popular kids themes I've seen. Thanks for doing a post on this, its a huge help. Like you, I want to create a space for Nikki which has all of her stuff and where she can hang out. And a very happy birthday to little Planet :)